There is a new newsletter for MLA & ITEM members to receive legislative updates from Sam Walseth of Capitol Hill Associates. Capitol Hill Associates is the lobbying firm representing MLA, ITEM, the multicounty multitype library systems, & the regional public library systems at the Minnesota Legislature.
In addition to the updates from Sam, the newsletter will offer announcements of events, advocacy tips, templates for phone messages/email, news about legislative activities including Legislative Day (March 6, 2018), Legislative Forum (August 8, 2018), and other news & information you can use in your advocacy efforts. It will include updates on national library issues, too.
The mailing schedule is intermittent–it depends on what is going on at the Legislature and how it affects libraries.
The 2018 Legislative session starts February 20, 2018, and updates from Capitol Hill Associates will be posted here as well. The Legislative Update newsletter is a benefit to members of MLA and ITEM.